Cards · Heat embossing · Stencil

Be your own kind of Beautiful

Just a quick post today as I’m actually on the road, in France, on our way to see some friends, who have a beach house in the South west of France, where we’ll stay for a week. Its actually our first long vacation together as a family this year and we’re already having a lot of fun!

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As I made this card before I left, I wanted to share it, especially over at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge where the theme is Stencil It, which is exactly what I did! I first die cut a scallop hole on the card. I then placed the beautiful stencil from Hero Arts called Spiral Petals, (which was one of my prizes from winning a challenge over at a2z scrapbooking), over another card stock and proceeded to sponge in some distress inks through it. I removed the stencil and went over the inks with my clear Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.

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Don’t you just love that sparkle? I then added this stencilled piece behind the scallop. To finish, I stamped the sentiment from Altenew in Versamark, then heat embossed it with Wow embossing powder, twice, so it would be bolder!

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I finished by cutting the bottom of the card with one of my fancy scissors.

So I hope you liked it and let me know what you thought, as I always love reading your comments!


a2z a2z scrapbooking – Anything Goes

work it wednesday Anything Summer

thats crafty Keep it Simple





8 thoughts on “Be your own kind of Beautiful

  1. your card is adorable Gwendolyn…enjoy your vacation and thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge…hugs kath xxx

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  2. Beautiful CAS card Gwendolyn, the embossed wording really does give it a touch of elegance. Thank you for joining in with the That’s Crafty *Keep it Simple* Blog Challenge and sharing your creation with us all… Tracey x

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